Destined to Win? (Chet’s Take, 1-22-18)

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Is there really such a thing as a “team of destiny”? There’s no definitive answer to that, but the funny thing is, there was a piece written several days ago – I think it was a National Public Radio column – mentioning the Minnesota Vikings as perhaps being such a team after the “Minneapolis Miracle” that allowed them to beat …

AGONY OF VICTORY (CHET’S TAKE, 12-26-17)

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Yes, the Eagles are 13-2 and have locked up home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs. So why is it that so many of us have had major agita after each of the three December victories that have gotten us to this point? Let’s review. On Dec. 10, the Eagles rebounded from a loss at Seattle the previous week with a …

FOLES PASSES TEST (CHET’S TAKE, 12-18-17)

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Much of the talk in the aftermath of the Eagles’ way-closer-than-it-should-have-been 34-29 victory over the Giants on Sunday at MetLife Stadium has been about the subpar performance of the Birds’ defense, and that’s understandable. Giving up 504 yards of offense and 29 points to a 2-11 (now 2-12) team is disconcerting, for sure. But there are very few complaints that …

A PAIR OF NINES (CHET’S TAKE, 3-20-17)

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A pair of “nines.” Two tall athletes who wear uniform #9, two guys who have taken very different paths to get to where they are here in 2017: Philadelphia. Dario Saric is a 22-year-old, 6-foot-10 Croatian — a basketball player drafted No. 12 overall in June 2014 by the NBA’s Orlando Magic, with his rights traded to the Philadelphia 76ers …